Going Solar in Durango

With close to 300 days of sunshine every year, Southwest Colorado is a great place to go solar!

Solar Installations in Durango

The City of Durango receives an annual report from La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) detailing the number of solar PV installations within city limits. This accounts for all net meter (i.e. behind-the-meter) installations from LPEA members within the City of Durango.

  • Net Metered Accounts (2003-2021): 561
  • Total Installed Capacity (2003-2021): 3,731 kW
  • Annual Generation (2021): 5,990 MWh
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The City of Durango is SolSmart Gold certified. The designation recognizes actions that the City has taken to make it cheaper and easier for residents and businesses to go solar. The SolSmart initiative is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy - find out more at the SolSmart website.

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Solar Permit

City of Durango Solar Permit

City of Durango Solar Permit Checklist

Solar Permit Checklist

Solar Ready Construction Guidelines

Solar Ready Construction Guidelines

Net Metering and Connection Requirements


Additional Information

Why Go Solar?

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Paying For Solar


Solar Savings Calculator


State of Colorado Solar Easements and Rights

Solar Law

Colorado Solar and Storage Association


Federal Tax Credits for Solar PV


Local Solar Installers

Solar Installers

4CORE Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs

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